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Kevin Benavides Rounds Off the Silk Way Rally with a Victory in the Final Stage

July 17, 2019

Monster Energy Honda Team’s Kevin Benavides clinched his fourth stage win in the 2019 Silk Way Rally on the tenth and final day of racing and the arrival in Dunhuang.


Benavides in the Running for a Podium Place

July 16, 2019

Kevin Benavides, the best positioned of the Monster Energy Honda riders, will be in the battle for the rostrum at the close of the first-ever edition of the Silk Way Rally featuring the motorcycle category.


Third Stage Victory for Kevin Benavides in the Silk Way Rally

July 14, 2019

Monster Energy Honda Team rider Kevin Benavides took top honors in the eighth stage of the Silk Way Rally, overcoming rivals to become the first winner of a stage held on Chinese soil.


Barreda Recovers and Finishes Third in the Final Stage in Mongolia

July 13, 2019

Joan Barreda recovered to finish third in a complicated sixth stage of the Silk Road Rally as the confusing, winding routes across the Mongolian steppes wreaked havoc among riders and caused many navigational issues.


Kevin Benavides Pulls Back as the Marathon Stage Concludes

July 12, 2019

Monster Energy Honda Team’s Kevin Benavides successfully overcame the second leg of the marathon stage after having dropped time yesterday, finishing second in the fifth stage of the Silk Way Rally.


Positive Marathon Stage for Barreda and Cornejo

July 11, 2019

The first leg of the marathon stage of the Silk Way Rally held in Ulan Bator was an upbeat one for Joan Barreda claiming fourth and José Ignacio Cornejo, who improves race pace.


Benavides and Barreda Dominate as Silk Way Rally Heads into Mongolia

July 10, 2019

The third stage of the Silk Way Rally had a weighty presence from Monster Energy Honda Team, with Kevin Benavides claiming the stage victory and a spirited fight for second place from Joan Barreda.


Benavides Continues to Hold the Silk Way Rally Leadership

July 9, 2019

The second stage of the Silk Way Rally sees Monster Energy Honda Team rider Kevin Benavides continue his command at the head of the overall race leader board after a valiant effort opening the track throughout the stage in the Siberian taiga.


Kevin Benavides, First Leader of the Silk Way Rally

July 8, 2019

Monster Energy Honda Team rider Kevin Benavides sees his name inscribed in the Silk Way Rally history books as he becomes the first leader in the maiden outing of the motorcycle category. 


Monster Energy Honda Team Set for Historic Edition of the Silk Way Rally

July 7, 2019

The tenth edition of the Silk Way Rally will feature – for the first time – the motorcycle category, with Monster Energy Honda among the hot favorites.


DAKAR RALLY 2019 - Review

DAKAR RALLY 2019 - Review

DAKAR RALLY 2019 - Behind the Scene omnibus edition


Final Podium for Cornejo at The Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge

April 4, 2019

Monster Energy Honda Team is back on the final podium of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge. José Ignacio Cornejo finished third in the inaugural round of the FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship which concluded at the Yas Marina circuit.

Cornejo First, Barreda Second in Abu Dhabi Stage 4

April 3, 2019

Chilean rider for the Monster Energy Honda Team, Jose Ignacio Cornejo, took victory in the fourth stage of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, while Barreda and Benavides finished the special in notable positions.

Benavides Second in Abu Dhabi Stage 3 as Rally Reaches Halfway Point

April 2, 2019

Kevin Benavides finished in runner-up spot on day three of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, while Monster Energy Honda Team riders are also poised to attack from advantageous start positions for tomorrow's penultimate day of racing.

Monster Energy Honda Team Finishes the 2019 Dakar

Jan 17, 2019

Monster Energy Honda Team's José Ignacio Cornejo came in a valiant 2nd place to secure a top-10 finish as the final stage of the 2019 Dakar Rally came to a close.

Cornejo Wins Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge Stage 2

April 1, 2019

Monster Energy Honda Team riders turned out a fine performance in the dunes of Liwa for Stage 2 of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge 2019, with Cornejo winning the day, and Benavides gaining a notable starting position for tomorrow.


Prudent Start for Monster Energy Honda Team in Abu Dhabi

March 31, 2019

Prudence prevails on returning, two months after finish the Dakar Rally, to a competition as tough as the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge with its treacherous cut dunes capable of ruining a rally on day one.


Cornejo Jumps to 6th Overall in Penultimate Stage

Jan 16, 2019

Monster Energy Honda Team rider José Ignacio Cornejo finished 6th in the penultimate 9th stage of the 2019 Dakar Rally, moving him up to 6th overall.


Brabec Retires as the Team Focuses on Remaining Stages

Jan 15, 2019

Race leader Ricky Brabec was forced to retire from the 2019 Dakar Rally due to mechanical issues in Stage 8.


Brabec Regains Overall Lead after Stage 7

Jan 14, 2019

After completing one of the most demanding stages, Monster Energy Honda Team Ricky Brabec has regained the overall lead in the 2019 Dakar with a 7 minutes 47 seconds advantage over its nearest rival.


Brabec, Benavides Remain Top Contenders after Stage 6

Jan 13, 2019

After completing Stage 6 of the 2019 Dakar Rally, Ricky Brabec is 2nd overall, 4 minutes 38 seconds behind the leader, while Benavides sits 8 minutes and 1 second behind, climbing two positions to 4th.


Preparing for the Latter 5 Stages at Arequipa

Jan 12, 2019

The Dakar rally is in its only rest day at the bivouac of Arequipa, where teams and riders are still busy preparing for the final five stages of the race.


Brabec Leads Dakar at Halfway Point while Goncalves Leaves the Race

Jan 11, 2019

In the second day of the Marathon stage, Ricky Brabec clung on to the lead he gained the day before, and finished the first half of the 2019 edition in overall 1st.


Honda 2019 Motorsports Program Overview

January 11, 2019

January 11, 2019 - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced its motorsports activities for the 2019 season and initiatives to expand the popularity of motorsports.


Stunning Stage 4 Win gives Brabec the Lead

Jan 10, 2019

Passing all the checkpoints with the fastest times, Ricky Brabec convincingly won Stage 4, the first half of the Marathon stage where teams are not allowed to assist their riders.


Benavides Moves into Overall 2nd while Barreda Exits the Race

Jan 9, 2019

Kevin Benavides finished Stage 3 of the 2019 Dakar Rally just seconds behind the stage winner pushing him up to 2nd overall, while a ravine meant the end of Joan Barreda's chances in the race.

Barreda Maintains Lead, Brabec Third after Successful Second Stage

Jan 8, 2019

Ricky Brabec set the pace in Stage 2 of the 2019 Dakar Rally to finish 2nd, while Joan Barreda came in 3rd, good enough to maintain his overall lead.

Joan Barreda Scores Win in Opening Round

Jan 7, 2019

All five of the Monster Energy Honda Team riders scored good positions in the first stage of the 2019 Dakar Rally.

Monster Energy Honda Team Aims for Over-all Victory at Dakar

Jan 6, 2019

The 41st edition of the Dakar Rally is about to take off, challenging yet again various natural terrain over a long period of time and thousands of miles.


Riders and Machine

Monster Energy Honda Team

Paulo Goncalves

Nationality: Portugal

Monster Energy Honda Team

Joan Barreda

Nationality: Spain

Monster Energy Honda Team

Kevin Benavides

Nationality: Argentina

Monster Energy Honda Team

Ricky Brabec

Nationality: U.S.A.

Monster Energy Honda Team

José Ignacio Cornejo

Nationality: Chile

Machine

CRF450 RALLY

Towards Victory for Dakar Rally 2019

Towards Victory for Dakar Rally 2019

Play back Dakar Rally 2018

2019 Cross-Country Rallies

UAE Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge

Mar. 31 - Apr. 4, 2019

Russia Mongolia China Silk Way Rally

Jul. 6 - Jul. 16, 2019

chile Atacama Rally

Sep. 1 - Sep. 7, 2019

morocco  Rally du Maroc

Oct. 3 - Oct. 9, 2019

2019 Dakar Rally Schedule

morocco 2018 Morocco Rally

Oct. 4 - Oct. 9, 2018


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